TransDigm Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is all about the numbers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransDigm full-time

    Pros

    Reduced overhead and laid off nonessential staff.
    Retained some lean manufacturing personnel.
    Provided capital to revive a business.

    Cons

    Layoffs were deep.
    Benefits could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a corporate identity instead of having 24 plants do their separate things. Outsource non-core functions like IT and maintenance. Focus on creating value by utilizing common tools and practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Man's Club

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at TransDigm full-time

    Pros

    There are nice co-workers at the corporate office and other division offices and locations. Decent pay and benefits. Pretty good holidays.

    Cons

    Corporate management is full of loud, crass, foul, chauvinistic, classless people. You have to play the boy's club game to fit in. Your life will be theirs and not yours anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They would be too stubborn to heed any advice from some lowly employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confusing experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransDigm

    Pros

    Some very nice people to work with, except senior management.

    Cons

    Senior management only cares about themselves and the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication with all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Winning Profit Model, but Unhappy Employees & Customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransDigm

    Pros

    Trying to create a lean operation
    Invested in infrastructure
    Focus on efficiency

    Cons

    Employees are not valued (Business Model: Profit, Product, Everything else)
    New management believes in rudimentary factory.
    Non-collaborative approach to decision making
    No career growth opportunities, whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is nearly impossible to create Corporate Culture or true identity as long as the operation is decentralized. The Profit-Product-Everything else model does not support building any culture, or loyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Competitive mindset

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransDigm

    Pros

    Great pay
    Competent colleagues and management
    Strong work ethics
    Flexible hours (for salary)
    Financially sound and stable

    Cons

    Ruthless in layoffs (3 layoffs in 12 months)
    Corporate office dictates how things are done in individual divisions
    Constantly changing priorities making it difficult for employees to focus on their work (partly due to resource constraints)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to seek new opportunities. Need to separate between Sales & Product Management so that the focus is there between getting new business as well as satisfying current customers. Get rid of the month-end 'meet the sales target' mentality. If we want to improve, we should continue to do that every week, not just during the last week of the fiscal month. All in all - great job!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay & benefits, but no work/life balance!

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    Former Employee - Materials Control Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Control Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at TransDigm

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, mostly good people who want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Biggest focus is on making the "numbers" every month and not accepting that the "numbers" might not be possible. Maximum overtime, squeezing suppliers, attempting to force suppliers to work overtime and weekends - all in an attempt to make the "numbers." Not much work/life balance. Union environment also hampers getting the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constantly pushing people is going to burn them out. Constantly pushing suppliers is going to eventually sour the relationship - they are going to start seeking out other customers.

  8.  

    Transdigm review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at TransDigm

    Pros

    people are great to work with

    Cons

    management can be difficult to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    suggest giving more opportunities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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